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density in lungs what does that mean

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Density in the lung: is a very generic nonspecific term...it means that there is something in the lung on xray or CT that could be almost anything, form normal to abnormal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not sure: I am not sure. What are you specifically referring to? A finding on chest xray or chest CT?
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
A "shadow": It refers to something which shouldn't ordinarily be there! A number of conditions could cause this finding which is "NON-SPECIFIC"...that is it needs ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Need more info: You need to provide us with more symptoms or the reason why the X-ray was obtained. Have you asked your doctor what the interpretation is? It really ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: You need to discuss this with your doctor since there are many types of densities which signify different things. Why was the CT obtained in the firs ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt, workup: If the nodule is very small, it is most likely benign. Your risk factors including smoking history, family history and pulmonary history can be assess ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If you are: talking about a chest xray finding, usually this means a lung scar(from prior infection or trauma) or a small region of atelectasis(collapse), often s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Druy
52 years experience Radiology
Need more info: Densities in the lung apices can have multiple causes. Infections, including tb, scarring, emphysema, and tumors can all cause these types of densitie ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It most likely: refers to an inactive Tuberculosis infection...in many areas of the world a quite common finding however your Primary Care Provider might wish you t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: You did not describe the density's lung location. In the upper part of the lung, it may be a residue from old TB infection. But then you would likely ... Read More
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